CityFacts: Fullerton

The city of Fullerton was incorporated way back in 1904.

Fullerton is home to an arboretum that abuts a corner of the CSUF campus by the baseball field. It is actually quite nice.

The city basically owes its existence to the railroad.

At the Fullerton train station, there is a little cafe that serves food that is pretty tasty. For a cafe at a train station, anyway.

Downtown Fullerton is well-known for its many bars and restaurants.

According to Wikipedia, Hawaiian Punch was created in a Fullerton garage.

But we know for sure that Fullerton was home to Leo Fender and his revolutionary guitars and amps.

It was also home to the man who voiced the original “Tony the Tiger.”

CSUF is best known for having no football team, but an excellent baseball team.

Although founded by George and Edward Amerige, the city was actually named after a railroad agent.

Fullerton’s wealth was in Valencia oranges, and later, oil.

Fullerton Municipal airport was built in 1927.

The City of Fullerton has by far the most comprehensive FAQ section I have ever seen, comprised of 259 questions. But there is one entitled “Thnak” which has no answer, so I will bump them down to 258.

And dang if I couldn’t find out what their city motto is. Maybe I’ll have to place a call on Monday.

4 Comments so far

  1. Jon (unregistered) on June 10th, 2007 @ 12:23 pm

    I think a call is in order! I am now desperate to know!

  2. Michael Doss (unregistered) on June 10th, 2007 @ 1:44 pm

    Just wanted to say again that I love city facts.

  3. Dave Share (unregistered) on June 10th, 2007 @ 3:10 pm

    Me too!! Looking forward to O for ORANGE!!

  4. Dave Share (unregistered) on June 10th, 2007 @ 3:15 pm

    Me too!! Looking forward to O for ORANGE!!

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